According to The Pulse Of Radio, GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge told HardDrive Radio in a new interview that when he was no more than three or four years old, he was introduced to bands like MÖTLEY CRÜE and TWISTED SISTER. He described how his brother used to help him dress up like members of both bands. “He was a punk rocker so he had like belts with spikes on it, and all kinds of paraphernalia that you could dress up with,” he said. “I have photos at home when I’m three, four years old, dressed up in his stuff and like a combination of — because I wanted to look like Dee Snider and Nikki Sixx. So I had, like, mom’s stockings on. You know, I dug through mom’s closet and found high, sort of over-the-knee boots, that I sort of could climb into.”
Forge spoke a little more about his upbringing, saying: “I grew up in a home where I was the little one. I grew up with my mom and my older brother, and he was 13 years older than I was… We had a fantastic influx of teenage culture in our home, and my mom was a very liberal, open-minded woman. There was very little censorship, and I mean from a very positive point of view.”
The Swedish rocker added: “I was immediately exposed to rock music and pop music, television, news, movies, and as far as I remember, I was never spoken to as a child. I was very well aware of what was going on in the world.”
GHOST recently shared a music video for the song “Faith” from the band’s fourth and latest studio LP, “Prequelle”. The clip was shot at various stops on GHOST‘s recently completed, hugely successful “A Pale Tour Called Death” North American run. The trek visited nearly 40 cities, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.
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